I always thought the most poetic way to describe what we do as photographers is to capture light. See how its bounces off surfaces, how it shines on objects, and in itself the photograph  becomes the manifestation of light. 

One of the hardest tasks when I moved to London was to adapt to its light, or rather its lack of it. Used to the harsh contrast of sunny Mexico it was easy and instinctive to know what to capture. But throughout the years I began to appreciate low light, soft shadows and the chase for light. 

I want to commemorate my first post of the year, and my first post ever, to light. I am choosing a series of photographs I shot in the countryside of Oxford around this time last year to represent a day in the hunt for light. 

I also want to share a quote from the Bible I always thought was the most interesting poem about light. Happy 2018 to everyone and lets all try to 

" In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world." John 1:4-9